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Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Goronta » Sun Feb 23, 2014 1:46 am

Dangerous close up for my camera in july 2007



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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by lion queen » Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:54 am

Splish splash I'll be taking a bath........

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Goronta » Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:11 pm

Nice ladies bathing lion queen :thumbs_up:


No macro lens eos5d.
In 2007 I had a Panasonic bridge camera and I took some risks with this close up :big_eyes: (Should have been wearing an helmet :lol: )
It's easier(and less risky) now with my 7D and 100-400 lens

Kgalagadi in july 2011

Female house sparrow ? :hmz:

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:37 pm

Great sightings and images!! :clap: :clap:
lion queen...the result afterwards.. :hmz:

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by RoelfA » Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:37 pm

Jan,Goronta and Lion Queen...great images. :clap: :clap:

I believe this was a very rare sighting,so I was told by a friend who also loves KTP. :dance: :dance:

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

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Birds of Prey in Action

PCG catching a sandgrouse
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Lanner Falcon catching a Namakwa dove.
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Scaly-feathered Finch (Baardmannetjie)
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Lanner Falcon with dove
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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Robbert » Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:21 pm

Double-banded Courser sitting on her egg.
Picture made September 2003

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:32 pm

Missed the Abdim's uploaded previously, thanks for the correction :thumbs_up: ...but for me still a rare sighting ,never saw one in KTP :D

Full frame Kori Bustard

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Goronta » Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:38 pm

Interesting pictures on this active thread :thumbs_up:
Thank you,Merci Anne-Marie for your ID :gflower: . I try but :redface:

Beautiful shots OomDaan :thumbs_up:
Nice Courser eos5d first time for me
And Abdims storks never seen except on this forum
Thanks RoelfA and Anne-Marie :clap: :clap:

My friend in july 2011 at the end of the day close to K.K camp


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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Goronta » Thu Feb 27, 2014 6:07 pm

Thank you lion queen for your kind words :thumbs_up:

Common for sure but a bird seen in Kgalagadi ... :D

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Goronta » Fri Feb 28, 2014 3:30 pm

I agree lion queen they are very very intelligent birds
When a child (a long long time ago... ) I had a tame one.

In the series Birds and blue sky (I do not dare an ID, Anne-Marie is watching...) :D

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:54 pm

Great sightings Goronta :clap: :clap:

Crimson-breasted Shrike......one of the most colorful birds of KTP...

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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Goronta » Sat Mar 01, 2014 5:09 pm

Melvlei picnic site in july 2008

Some table inspection by a white-browed sparrow- Weaver (? :pray: )


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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Goronta » Sun Mar 02, 2014 7:15 pm

Table inspection still ongoing ..... :D


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Re: Birds seen in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Goronta » Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:00 pm

Still at Melkvlei picnic site ,once they inspected the table, they started checking the car .... (not the best shot)



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